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Building DivisionInspection Line: 763.433.9850
The Building Division is open Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please note: due to current service level requests, inspections should be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. Thank you for your patience.
The purpose of the Building Division is to help ensure all your construction projects meet the requirements of both the Minnesota State Building Code and the City Zoning regulations.
There are currently two (2) staff members within the Building Division, the Building Official and a Permit Technician. The City also contracts with Inspectron, Inc. for building code inspections and Tokle Inspections, Inc. for electrical inspections.
It is the responsibility of this Division of the Community Development Department to oversee the construction, reconstruction, alteration, and repair of all residential and commercial buildings and other structures to which the Building Code is applicable.
Building permits are required to construct, add, alter, remove, demolish, or repair a structure. The city also requires building permits for maintenance items such as roofing, siding and/or window replacements. A permit ensures proper services are provided to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare. If work is done improperly, such work can become unsafe for homeowners and their families, as well as devalue their home.
Permit applications along with informational handouts are available both on line and at city hall. If you have questions regarding permits, the permit process or you already have a permit and need to schedule an inspection, please call 763.433.9850.
In The News
The University of Minnesota Extension is hosting upcoming classes for homeowners who have septic systems. For more information, visit z.umn.edu/SepticClass.
- Permits & Applications
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Websites of Interest:
- Minnesota Polution Control Agency - Keep Jack Frost out of Septic Systems as Cold Temperatures Arrive
- Minnesota Department of Health - Radon in the home...important information!
- Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (use this website to find septic contractors)
- Construction Contractor Registration Pilot Project
- Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry - Local Code Lookup (find local code requirements and code inspectors in one place)
For all Building Code related questions, please contact the Building Division Hotline at 763.433.9850.
Building Inspection Technician